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verb (used without object), out·stood, out·stand·ing.
  1. to be prominent.
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verb (used with object), out·stood, out·stand·ing.
  1. to stay or remain beyond: to outstand the hour.
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Origin of outstand

First recorded in 1565–75; out- + stand
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Examples from the Web for outstand

Historical Examples

  • I warrant she will change her mind one time or other: I only wish she may not, as the old saying is, outstand her market.'

    The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless

    Eliza Haywood

British Dictionary definitions for outstand


verb -stands, -standing or -stood
  1. (intr) to be outstanding or excel
  2. (intr) nautical to stand out to sea
  3. (tr) archaic to last beyond
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